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that bail. back to you. >>> well, the obama administration is reportedly set to unveil a new strategy to strike back against cyber espionage. this is new information that suggest china's government is behind cyber attacks. nbc's danielle leigh is live in washington with the details. danielle, good morning. what are we expecting to hear from the white house this morning? >> reporter: mara, good morning, the white house will come out with a report detailing new aggressive steps to protect u.s. trade secrets against cyber attacks. that could include fines, penalties and other trade action. 140 companies were tar feted. this kind of attack is something the department of defense and white house has been concerned about for quite some time. the china government is denying being involved in any sort of attack. >> joe biden is offering up best advice on how to defend yourself with a firearm. joe biden talked about gun roll efforts, including the size of ammunition clips and other proposals. during that chat biden said the best thing for texas is a shotgun. >> put that double-barrel shotgun an
. obama is trying to advance his most ambitious legislative agenda since his first year in office, on the heels of a re-election victory. the country just doubled down on obama's agenda, which isn't something the president could have said even at his peak of popularity in early 2009. mike murphy, that's the backdrop. how do you see his approach? >> well, i'm a critic of it, and i hope he changes it with the state of the union for this reason. there's no doubt he won fair and square. 66 million votes. but 61 million people voted to fire him. and about 230 congressional districts, those incumbents don't care about emails from the president and michelle. he has to get out of the way of immigration or the deal will blow up. and the republicans in the short-term have the politics to hunker down. in the mid term elections, some of the senate races are in places where the president is unpopular. so the path he started on, which was i've got a very broad agenda and i'm going to still keep a campaign style thing of pressuring you won't work with these guys, and that will result in gridlock
of the union and what the proposal president obama laid out in the second term. >>> later, the president brought up an eamericaing technology, 3d printing. >> new worker are masters the 3d printing. >> we'll talk to an innovator in that field and hear her remarkable personal and professional story. professional story. back in a moment. lucky charms?! ♪ yer always after me lucky charms! whoa. i forgot how good these taste! [ lucky ] ♪ they're magically delicious ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> let's do it without the brinks man ship that scares off investors. the greatest nation on earth, the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufacturing crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> president obama 66th minute state of the union address this week, the first in his second term. joining me now with analysis is tony t fratto. michael beschloss is a presidential historian. tony, let me kick it up with you. what do you think? can we get an economic policy that doesn't stress consumers or scare investors, as the president said? >> it's hard. act
billion in automatic spending cuts. the white house says president obama will hold a news conference to address the issue this morning. nbc's danielle lee has the details. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. the president will urge congress to agree on a deal that balances those pending cuts with new revenue to avoid hurting the economy and the middle class. mane while, congress is away on recess all week. when they get back, they'll have just four days to reach a deal. in their absence, strategists say staffers are making calls negotiating, trying to come up with alternative savings. lawmakers are not entirely on vacation. many of them are back in their districts highlighting the impacts of these cuts. in san diego, up to 30,000 military jobs are in jeopardy. they agreed to the sequester in 2011, hoping it would force them to come up with a better compromise. so far that hasn't happened. reporting live from capitol hill, i'm danielle leigh. back to you. >>> one and done, first term republican senator mike johanns said he won't run for a second term. he said he's
the university ó2cal alum wants the][d suspend game. >>> president obama warned us about cyber attacks in the state of the union address. it's plagued social media companies for months and today it hit cupertino offices of apple. our business and tech reporter scott budman joins us this evening after speaking with security experts who are fighting back. scott? >> raj, they're fighting technology with technology, tracking hackers from china in what many in both our government and our private secotor are calling all-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: a
at the white house with more on that good morning. >> reporter: lester, good morning to you. president obama said he plans to have conversations with congress into next week. but it's increasingly likely the sequester will go into effect. in his weekly address today, president obama says it's up to congress to act. >> here is the thing. these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. they can pass a balanced plan for deficit reduction. they can cut spending in a smart way and close wasteful tax loopholes for the well off and well connected. >> reporter: in an effort to pressure congress, the obama administration has been painting a dire picture what will happen if the sequester kicks in. and ray lahood warned the faa would have to furlough 47,000 employees which he argued could slow air travel. >> travelers should expect delays. flights to major cities like new york, chicago, and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peek hourpeak hours beca we have fewer controllers on staff. delays will ripple across
:00, as president obama prepares to wage war over gun control arc new photo of him pops up that has gun lobbyists in arms. >>> from the president's inauguration to the super bowl half time show to the bay area, it seems beyonce knows the way to san jose. we'll explain. >>> a video game ends up having some very spooky predictions about last night's super bowl. we'll take a look ahead in business news. >>> president obama making his very first trip out of washington aimed specifically at pushing for more gun law, but it's a picture of the president with a gun in hand that has a lot of people talking this morning. tracy pots is on capitol hill this morning. she has the latest. >> reporter: as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minnesota today, more reaction to this white house photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david. critics say he's pandering to second amendment conservatives while pushing for a ban on assault weapons. that seems to have no chance on capitol hill. but universal background checks, that's gaining support. >> i think that everyone acknowledges we should do som
more in a live report in a bit. >>> searching for a contraception compromise. the obama administration's new proposal. >>> one last good-bye. hillary clinton bids farewell to her state department staffers, but her departure was overshadowed by another deadly u.s. embassy attack. the latest in "world tonight" next. >>> the biggest party in new orleans. >> thousands of others tonight, time to ramp up the party, get that moment in the international spotlight. laurence scott with a look at all the chaos and everybody wants their own 15 minutes of fame, too. >> reporter: so much is going on. we're hearing from the legends, that deer antler spray, we're trying to understand with ray lewis. confusing. when you get down to it, the families are having a good time. people are talking. people are arriving. it's a big scene. it's a circus. they're getting ready for this thing. take a look. >> arguably the best wide receiver in nfl history -- >> reporter: jerry wise has seen his fair share of super bowl glory. m rice is one of many former niners on the scene sharing their thoughts on life in the sp
just days away, president obama said today it was the fault of congressional republicans. >> they haven't come together and done their jobs, and so as a consequence, we've got these automatic, brutal spending cuts. >> reporter: republicans blame the president. >> the president, back in the last session of congress, refused to cut spending in any place. >> reporter: they're fighting over a sequester. washington speak for the $1.2 trillion across-the-board spending cuts that would begin march 1st unless congress and the president agree on a deficit-cutting package. >> the problem with it is it doesn't distinguish between wasteful spending and very good spending. >> reporter: through 2021, it means cutting $85 billion a year, half from the pentagon, half from nondefense programs. everything from education to national parks to meals on wheels. exempt from the cuts, programs like social security and veterans' benefits and student loans. the administration warns federal food inspectors would be temporarily furloughed. that could mean less product, higher prices and fewer jobs. air travelers m
, president obama called on every elected official to act. >> all of us are concerned about our politics, both in our own parties as well as the other parties, but at some point, we have to do some governing. >> reporter: a couple of key republican leaders are coming to the white house about meetings but it's not on sequester. it's on immigration. john mccain and lindsey graham coming here to talk immigration. again, no scheduled talks on trying to prevent the sequester from kicking in on friday. >> with just a few days to go. chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> let's get a check of the other top stories of the day. natalie morales is here with that. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning, everyone. after nearly two weeks of delays, a divided senate is moving ahead toward a vote on the president's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. after republicans stalled his nomination, the former gop senator is now back on track to win confirmation and succeed leon panetta. >>> violence in civil war this morning as a massive explosion rocks damascus. this just hours after president bash bash
's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> sava
. his efforts to revitalize the church and fighting the obama administration's contraception coverage mandate. but this week, dolan was deposed about how he dealt with abusive priests as archbishop of milwaukee. what impact is this going to have on cardinal dolan? >> i think it will have zero impact on cardinal dolan's leadership within the conclave. because he is a known quantity. he is a known man of integrity. he is known as someone who can communicate the catholic faith positively. >> reporter: here in rome, another american cardinal, roger mahoney, the retired archbishop of los angeles, is under fire for his role in moving and shielding abusive priests. not a contender for the papacy, mahoney faces his own deposition tomorrow, after which he will come to the vatican to vote for the new pope. this week an italian cardinal told a local newspaper mahoney should stay home, and some american catholics agree. >> all cardinals should be held to the highest standard. anyone whose hands are tainted should refrain from voting. >> reporter: cardinals from ireland and belgium are also mired
on the topic of gun violence. chuck todd, you have covered the obama administration as chief white house correspondent. how would you sum this up? >> to me, a couplef speeches. a very run of the mill state of the union, where he was putting together agenda item after agenda item. sounded like the campaign and sounded like it was very well focused, minimum wage, pre-k, things people care about at home, education and jobs. and then the entire tone of the speech changed at the end. incredibly emotional. you don't find many state of the unions that have moments like that. we've had -- he's had to do a state of the union right after the gabby giffords shooting that had some emotional moments and that was something else. and, boy, did he pull his full weight behind guns in a way that i don't think a lot of people expected. think about the fact of what he pushed. they deserve a vote. realize, that's all. they deserve a vote. almost an acknowledgment and an emotional push, that's all they are going to get, if they are lucky. >> savannah guthrie, you and i for one were out in tucson together. the
the skweflter was all president obama's idea. woodward telling politico -- >> i talked to this person and he yelled at me for about a half hour and sent to me this e-mail. he says, i think you will regret staking out that claim. >> reporter: the white house says the e-mail was not to be threatening. and now that the full correspondence has been released the exchange appears to be more friendly. meanwhile, talks for the budget cuts seem to be stalled. president obama and the leaders aren't meeting until tomorrow the same way that the sequester cuts are slated to begin to take effect. and the only acknowledged meeting between the president and lawmakers occurred wednesday just before the event honoring rosa parks. so brief, republican sources say it only lasted for about one minute. on the president's schedule today, meetings for gop house speaker john boehner. also meetings, plenty of time but no plans to talk to each other. analysts say there's less urgency than past fiscal fights. >> there's no tax increase portion in this deal. i think the urgency or immediacy in the american public which
the kind of oppressive government they've got. >> reporter: president obama signed an executive order last week permitting intelligence agencies to share classified threat data with targeted companies. and calling for voluntary standards to protect vital sectors. banking, the power grid, transportation from attacks. many from china. congress refused to pass legislation last year to improve cyber defenses. republicans objected to new regulations and civil liberties groups worried about privacy. how vulnerable is america? only today the state department is investigating whether one of its associated websites was hacked last night by the activist group known as "anonymous." the attorney general today quoted cyber security experts as saying america now has two types of companies. those who know they have been hacked and those who don't know it yet. brian? >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight, thanks. >>> the great american city of kansas city was rocked to its core last night. a huge explosion at a popular restaurant, well-known locally and to business travelers. one person has been
obama, and i'm the guy who got mark to wear a jacket and tie. >> maybe, just maybe, this is a sign of change in silicon valley fashion. a ceo spotted sporting a blazer for a meeting with a venture capitalist, though the vc gets to wear jeans. clothing companies are targeting those silicon valley executives with a mix of traditional and digital commerce. a visit from a real-life tailor for measurements followed by online shopping to order a proper suit. richard hall is the founder of the website proper suit along with the dress shirt manufacturer called hall and madden. tech crunch says the clothing he sells is, quote, perfect for when a snarky t-shirt is not enough. thank you for joining us this morning. tell me the people you are marketing to. the young tech-savvy male is the very person who's unlikely to wear a suit. >> yeah. i get that a lot. and you're exactly right in that a lot of these guys who are young and they wear hoodies to work and they sort of dress down because they need to be comfortable for coding all day. but these guys are getting older and a little more mature a
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
, of course, leaves a big boost for the local economy. on this presidents' day, president obama is back in washington tonight after spending the weekend in florida, even golfing with tiger woods yesterday. congress is out for the entear week making the city -- take a look -- look like a ghost town. some tourists were irritated saying less than two weeks remain until the $85 billion in spending cuts kick in. >> it is quite concerning that they're not here. >> get it solved. it's keeping everybody on pins and needles. >> lawmakers are spending this weeklong recess in their own districts and when they return to washington they'll have four days to agree on an alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say the politicians are working towards a deal despite being in recess. >>> while we wait for congress, the states are taking matters into their own hands. in colorado today house members pass ed new ammunition limits o background checks. the package of bills bans high capacity ammunition magazines and forbids concealed weapons on college campuses. democratic majorit
. the obama administration is announcing steps to deal with an increase of cyber attacks linked to the chinese government. according to the white house the chinese are trying to cause mass chaos here. andrea mitchell is following the story from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. today the attorney general and other officials will be speaking out about the dangers of cyber attacks against american trade secrets. even as alarming new evidence points to china's military, as a major source of the cyber war. >>> zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic contro
you. >>> first came the arms, then came the bangs. michelle obama sticking by her ' 'do. this photo is a bit more intimate than her first portrait. that generated a lot of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms. still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful, as always. >> natalie, thank you. >>> did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. well, here's the deal. the european model -- >> we know you love european models. >> who doesn't, all right? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out some time around the delmarva peninsula and pushes saturday up right along the new jersey/long island coastline. snowfall amounts right now, we're talking about nine inches in boston this weekend, eight inches in portland. albany, four inches. new york, less than an inch of snow. but again we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. we'll get to your local forecast, but first, t
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